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Posted on: December 22, 2020

The new 7th Edition Florida Building Code will become effective on January 1, 2021

The new 7th Edition Florida Building Code will become effective on January 1, 2021. This change will impact all regulated construction projects that have not been permitted by the City of West Melbourne Building Department by December 31, 2020.

In order to submit applications under the current 6th Edition Florida Building Code, applications must be submitted to the West Melbourne Building Department located at 2240 Minton Rd no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020. All submittals made on or after January 1, 2021 must meet the new Florida Building Codes.

The new Florida Building Code contains substantial updates from the previous edition that will affect both residential and commercial projects. Notable updates include changes to roofing and wind load requirements and energy conservation standards. The 7th Edition Florida Building Code is available online at https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes/florida.

For questions regarding the Florida Building Code, please call the West Melbourne Building Department at (321) 837-7776 or email buildingpermits@westmelbourne.org.

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